The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Ectoedemia amani Svensson, 1966
[Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae]

Elm-bark Pigmy

Ectoedemia amani Svensson, 1966. Opusc. ent. 31: 200, fig'd.

Bark-miner: The long mine is found in the bark of thin branches of Elm. Little known of the life history (British leafminers).

Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Adult: The adult is not illustrated in UKMoths (check for update). The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Ulmus       British leafminers

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Summer (British leafminers).

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Discovered in 1994 in Hunts (British leafminers).

See also British leafminers distribution map.

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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, French mainland, Greek mainland, Italian mainland, Macedonia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine. Also recorded in East Palaearctic and Near East (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

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Host species unknown

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.

External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Gateway
NHM UK Checklist

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